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Saturday, March 14

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CAAM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND HOSTS DISCUSSION WITH EDWARD LEWIS--CO FOUNDER OF ESSENCE

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

2:00pm

A Discussion with Ed Lewis, Co-founder of ESSENCE Magazine will discuss why he and three other men wanted to give black women a “voice,” and to depict their various facets of beauty, intelligence and passions. He will share the unique journey of founding Essence and his take on the modern “Beauty Culture” as it relates to black women. The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, pioneering writer of television, stage and film. 

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MONICA CUEVA LEAL “Especímenes Secretos (Secret Specimens)”

Lois Lambert Gallery

Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. E-3, Santa Monica, 90404

6:00pm

The Project Room at Lois Lambert Gallery is pleased to present “Especímenes Secretos (Secret Specimens)”, a series of mixed media works by Monica Cueva Leal. 
This body of Monica's work is inspired by the surreal lyrics of the rock band Fobia. “Songs make private thoughts and emotions public and universal.” Monica chose the Mexican card game Loteria as the backdrop for the series. Each Loteria card has a name and a number, creating a classification system for her “Secret Specimens.” She frames the piece with lights, exposing the different layers within the images and lyrics.
Born in Mexico City, Monica holds a BS in Communications from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico. She currently studies and assists artist Tom Wudl in Los Angeles, CA.  March 14 through May 10, 2015 

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